I'm so glad now that when I attempted to cancel my order through gameplay UK that they had already shipped it to me. I'll avoid writing a full review at this time since I've only just started Shenmue 2, but I have to say that it's excellent so far. There's more action packed within the first 30 minutes of Shenmue 2 than the first disc of its precusor alone. Sure the dramatic angle so far is cartoonish, but thats some of it's charm. For those in fear of subtitles in their video games, don't be so close minded. I was one, many times wishing for subtitles in the original due to both the unintentionally funny dubbing and the fact that here you have this engrossing, beautifully recreated foreign environment and then are sucked out of it everytime a character opens their mouth. With Shenmue 2 the dialogue is elementary in nature which translates very straight. Through the dozens of converations I've had so far, not once have I been distracted by the subtitles. Unfortunately the graphics do tax the Dreamcast to the point where there is slow down and characters have a tendency to fade in and out, which is distracting. This was a problem with the original too which probably could of been fixed, however Yu Suzuki decided to expand the world so much that technically we're still stuck with same problem. I trully wish that the Xbox version would of been released sooner because this game could of been a baton hand off between the two systems. Anyway it's still a year + before we'll see the Xbox version, which may or may not leave the original Japanese language intact (if Sega does decide to dub it, hopefully they'll have the option for Japanese w/subtitles). For those with a Dreamcast manufactured before October 2000 (important because you'll need a boot disc, and latter models will not work with one), and you remotely liked the first one import this game now.